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  CBS    KPIX 5 News Early Edition    News  News/Business. Frank  
   Mallicoat and Michelle Griego. New.  

    May 10, 2013
    4:30 - 5:01am PDT  

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>> i got my air jordans. i hopped right over here, guys. i was cruising! fog in the bay area again this morning, drizzle showing up at the coastline. the temperatures mainly in the 50s. we have mother's day coming up this weekend. we have to get this forecast right. we hope we do. we'll talk about that coming up. >> mother nature, right? she better get it right. mom. outside now here's the golden gate bridge. there is some overnight roadwork across the deck. you can see maybe lanes closed. we have an accident in san francisco. we'll tell you more about that coming up in traffic in a little bit. and at 4:30, we begin with breaking news. a fire has closed a popular restaurant on forbes island between piers 39 and 41. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us live from the scene with how the owner tried to save his restaurant. cate. >> reporter: good morning. we'll get to that in just a moment. but i want to show you now that
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fire -- firefighters are still here on forbes island doing a little clean-up and fire officials tell me that it looks like business will be out for now. take a look at this damage. firefighters say the call came in just before 2:54 this morning. the battalion chief says the owner of the restaurant was sleeping on the island when it happened and he tried to put it out with a small garden hose but then the flames became too much for him. >> when we arrived on scene we had a small fire. but because it's and i'll we couldn't get on -- because it's an island, we couldn't get on the fires extended from the outside to the inside and the whole restaurant began to burn. >> reporter: forbes island is a historic island in san francisco built on 1975 as a private floating home. now it's in sea lion harbor near pier 39 where it's a restaurant known for amazing views of downtown and the bay.
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back out live, you can see that damage there, unfortunately, it could be quite some time before it reopens. investigators are trying to determine how this started. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> while the cause of the fire is under investigation, firefighters tell us it appears the fire started in the sea lion room and contained in just that room. a tragedy at the america's cup. one of the racing boats capsized on the bay yesterday killing olympic gold medalist andrew bart simpson. the sailors would trapped under water when the catamaran flipped under treasure island. anne makovec is on treasure island this morning where the boat was towed for an investigation into that deadly accident. anne. >> reporter: yes. and they are going to be looking very closely at the boat. this is what we believe is the boat parked behind me here on treasure island. investigators are trying to
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figure out if the boat itself was faulty or the sailors made a mistake causing the 72-foot catamaran to capsize yesterday afternoon throwing all 12 on board yesterday afternoon. everyone got out except bart simpson tracked under the boat. it was too late by the time they got to him. he won a gold and silver medal in the olympics over the past five years. he was the strategist on the swedish america's cup team. he was 36 and has a wife and children. >> shocking experience to go through. and we have a lot to deal with in the next few days in terms of assuring everybody's well- being. >> reporter: there are messages of condolence posted now on the artemis facebook page. those who knew him say simpson died doing what he loved. the boat itself has had a few mishaps. its first sail was delayed after team members reported
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hearing noises on board in october. according to the america's cup website, months later sailing was suspended again. so far no team comment as to whether or not they will be pulling out of the america's cup races, which start this summer on the san francisco bay. we are expecting to hear more from them in a press conference later today. live on treasure island, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> the boats in the america's cup are considered the fastest sailboats in the world and among the most unstable. you may recall last fall the oracle team's boat capsized in the bay, as well. no one was injured in that accident. the catamarans can sail at close to 50 miles per hour. >> they're pushing the boats as hard as they can both if the way they sail them and the way they design them. the boats are designed to be very light so they go fast so they tend to be fragile. >> the america's cup boats have been compared with race cars. america's cup events on the bay began, they were the
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opening series over the 4th of july weekend. louie vuitton cup racing starts july 7. finals august 17. and the america's cup finals start september 7. a small earthquake to remind us the bay area has its faults. a 3.4 quake hit at 10:12 last night along the calaveras fault. the usgs says it was just east of san jose's alum rock neighborhood. it was felt as far as fremont, redwood city, gilroy and the santa cruz mountains. >> all the time i thought the bay area was perfect. and it's got its faults. >> it is perfect. >> you are so bad. >> too early for that. >> you're kicking off friday in rare form. first you barely make it out here and now you have jokes. happy friday! clouds splurging well inland today. looks like it will be slow to break up. once it does, we are talking lots of sunshine in spots and the temperatures are going to start to warm up. you see some of the rotation
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from that moisture, the low moving slowly eastward. that's not going to affect us. high pressure is building in overhead and as it sits over it's starting to compress the marine layer. so we are seeing true fog at the coastline and clouds onshore today. temperatures mainly in the 50s right now. by the afternoon, though, we are going to watch these temperatures soar so a little bit warmer than yesterday. highs in san francisco only in the 50s. we had some 70s in concord and livermore today. five to seven degrees higher than that this afternoon. the weekend looks spectacular! we'll talk more about that in a moment. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> reporter: thanks, lawrence. outside now we have to head off to one more day of work, over in 101 near trimble, everything is fine in san jose. headlights moving northbound and obviously it is very quick and a light trip towards santa clara. let's go towards the nimitz. we are seeing some areas of overnight roadwork. they have three lanes blocked
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southbound 880 high street towards 66. more roadwork this time at the bay bridge. toll lanes 16 through 19 remain shut downright now. they have also got a couple of lanes closed on the upper deck. and a quick note if you are coming into san francisco, we have one accident, just got an update from chp. one lane is blocked on southbound 101 that connects the ramp to eastbound 80. so they are working to clear it. minor injuries reported in the crash that happened around 4 a.m. all bart trains on time. back to you. >> thank you. the state is working to revoke the latest of a milpitas child care center. stephanie's daycare operated out of a home on stratford drive. the state department of social services made a surprise visit there last month based on a tip. investigators say they found an infant strapped in a car seat in a dark closet. one neighbor was stunned when told of that allegation. >> inside a closet like that? the kid's got to be pretty
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scared. >> the facility's license has been suspended since april 30. owner stephanie newbrough couldn't be reached for comment. one of the bay area's most wanted fugitives is in custody now and expected to be arraigned this afternoon. dimitri storm was arrested in berkeley on tuesday. according to the santa cruz county sheriff's department, he is suspected in dozens of vehicle thefts and burglaries in santa cruz, monterey, marin and sonoma counties. storm is also suspected of slamming a sonoma county sheriff's deputy's arm in the door of a stolen suv and then pointing a gun at a man in the so cal hills. other bay area stories we're following, a memorial service is planned this afternoon for the victims of the deadly limousine accident on the san mateo bridge last weekend. the memorial will start at noon at the philippine consulate at 447 sutter street in san francisco. all nine victims in the limo were filipino women on the way to a bridal party. five of them were killed. four survived. the oakland police department will host an open
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house for the community. the event will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the police administration building on 7th street. oaklanders will have the opportunity to meet opd personnel including the new acting chief of police, anthony toribio. he has been on the job since wednesday, when chief jordan abruptly resigned for medical reasons. the warriors are home against san antonio game three tonight at oracle in oakland. the western conference semifinal series tied at one game apiece. the warriors proved in game 2 on wednesday they can compete by winning 100-91. klay thompson standout performance for the warriors with 34 points, 14 rebounds. tonight's game at the oracle arena set for 7:30. it will be packed. as for the stanley cup play- offs, sharks will put a limited number of second round tickets on sale this morning. san jose advanced to round 2 by sweeping the canucks. their second round opponent.
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schedules have yet to be determined. tickets through ticketmaster start at 10 a.m. at the hp pavilion ticket office numbered wristbands will be handed out between 8:00 and 9:00 this morning. so check it out. after much anticipation, wine country's version of south by southwest is finally under way. ♪[ music ] >> an estimated 20,000 fans were on hand in napa valley expo yesterday to celebrate the debut of bottle rock. a lot of bands including many big names will perform at the festival, which runs through sunday. organizers believe the unique setting will set this music extravaganza above the rest. >> you can bring rock stars to play anywhere. but you can only throw a party and eat and drink this well here. >> the line-up includes jackson brown, kings of leon, the zach brown band, maeve staples and
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charlie musclewhite. tickets are $139. but a lot of big names. >> the cabernet is fabulous. no beer here. it is 4:40. a 21st century bank heist. how hackers used laptops to steal $45 million. >> plus, he is accused of holding three women against their will for years. hear what ariel castro's daughter has to say about the horrors he is accused of. >> but first a rail rescue. how one woman's quick thinking and quick dialing saved a life. mcdonald's dollar menu, home of the meaty, melty mcdouble you love... ♪ ...and other amazing tastes, for just a dollar each. ♪ like the bold hot n spicy mcchicken, and the new grilled onion cheddar burger topped with caramelized onions and melted white cheddar. everyday, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu.
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ralroad tracks...this time australia... a disoriented man steps over the safety le another close call on the railroad tracks this time in australia. a disoriented man steps over the safety line, falls on the train tracks right there. seconds before a train arrived. a woman sees what's happening, jumps down to help while another bystander calls authorities to stop the train. the man was pulled to safety with no memory of the fall. 4:43. another check on the weather? >> yeah. mother's day weekend is here. i think you are delivering for
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dear old mom, aren't you? >> lots of pressure. we have to get this one right. don't want to get moms mad. >> do you have a choice? >> no. we have to do it right. around the bay area we are starting out with plenty of low clouds and fog again this morning, drizzle at the coastline and breezy there, as well. the fog extending into the bay and the valleys. but by the afternoon, we are going to see more sunshine and the temperatures going to start to warm up. a little warmer pushing back into the 80s in some of the valleys today, mild and breezy with 60s and 70s around the bay but it will stay cool at the coast. highs there only in the 50s. that patchy fog continuing. high pressure now sliding in overhead. it will continue to build throughout the weekend. so i think this weekend we are going to see these temperatures soaring outside. it will warm up today. i think we're pushing well into the 80s tomorrow. some places near 90 degrees over the weekend, as well. so maybe a little hot in spots around the bay area too. traveling around the state just about 90 in fresno today. 85 in sacramento. still the possibility of more showers a lot of that wraparound moisture working its
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way into the sierra nevada once again so watch out for that, lots of sunshine. east bay numbers into the 70s even low 80s this afternoon. warm he weather for the week. 62 san francisco. 77 santa rosa. next couple of days including mother's day nice, warming up, toasty saturday and sunday. a weak system then slides through to bring clouds monday and cooler temperatures. then cooling down through the middle of the week. this week send looking good. >> i'm so excited -- this weekend is looking so good. >> i'm so excited, heading to napa. it had should be gorgeous. nimitz southbound lanes 880 high street towards 66th overnight roadwork. so far looks like cars are flowing nicely down towards oakland airport and down into hayward. northbound 880 those are the
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taillights that's quiet as well towards downtown. checking the bridges, san mateo bridge this traffic right here, not sure what those flashing lights are for but we're not getting reports of anything. looks like it was just a truck so westbound 92 is fine this morning out of hayward towards foster city. coming up over the high-rise towards the east bay, that is looking good as well on eastbound 92. checking the ride on westbound 580 looks foggy. westbound 580 the commute direction headlights are moving towards the dublin interchange. let's go to our maps and check the road sensors and see the drive time. it should be 19 minutes or so from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. so far through the livermore valley, everything is looking really good from tracy all the way out towards the dublin- pleasanton area. westbound highway 4, antioch, pittsburg-bay point, all in the green this morning on westbound and eastbound 4. looks like they just cleared an accident in san francisco. it was a minor injury crash southbound 101 on the connector ramp to eastbound 80. mass transit no delays so far. that's a check of your friday
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morning drive. back to you guys. >> thank you. the man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them hostage for a decade could get the death penalty. ariel castro has already been charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape but could face charges for forcibly causing one of his hostages to miscarry. that crime is considered aggravated murder in ohio. >> i fully intend to seek charges for each and every act of sexual violence, rape, each day of kidnapping, every felonious assault, all his attempted murders. >> neighbors in cleveland who knew ariel castro describe the former school bus driver describe him as a happy respectful man. the ex-wife says he was a monster, beat her and played twisted psychological games. support is pouring in for the three women freed from the home this week. community members came together last night for a victory vigil
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and marched across veterans memorial bridge. the event was held to return the return of amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight. the nation's capital is gearing up for another battle over healthcare reform. president obama set to address the topic in a speech at the white house later today. he plans to emphasize how the law will help families. but house republicans plan another vote next week to repeal the healthcare law. wall street opens the morning session off its high of the week. the dow closed down yesterday despite good numbers on jobless rate. down 22. the nasdaq fell 4. as college students prepare for graduation day this month, many are leaving school with a lot more than just that diploma. a new survey found 60% regret borrowing so much money to finance their education. currently one in five households are carrying student loan debt. >> some high-tech thieves are behind bars this morning after
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stealing more than $45 million in a highly coordinated attack on banks around the world. 8 men in new york used reprogrammed prepaid debit cards to clean out accounts. 7 of those men have been arrested. the new york team of hackers netted $2 million. but the cyber crime included thieves from around the world who also tapped into thousands of atms. >> told where to stand, they're told where to start, they're told you're going to hit as many atms as possible. once they get those p.i.n.s they become a criminal flash mob. >> the secret service says this is the most sophisticated plot of its kind they have ever seen. the accused ringleader of the u.s. team was reportedly killed in the dominican republic last month. caltrans is showing off its newest batch of bay bridge bolts. >> okay. >> engineers put the rods to the test at the caltrans lab in sacramento yesterday. they are trying to gauge exactly how much abuse they can
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take before they snap. >> there's no pass or fail today. we're not going to learn today whether they do what we want them to do or need them to do. >> caltrans says more testing is needed to see if they are dealing with a serious manufacturing defect. those results will likely determine whether the new bridge opens as scheduled right now over the labor day weekend. time now is 4:50. prince harry continues his u.s. tour today. how the royal is trying to improve his image. >> plus, not all pets are considered equal. how dogs and cats are treated differently in the eyes of the law. >> and the newest additions to the oakland zoo. meet the proud mama and her new pups. in ,,,,,,
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we have mother's day weekend. looking good, mostly sunny warm inland, a little hot, too. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and they are picking up some overnight lane closures now along the golden gate bridge.
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that's why you see those flashing lights a little in the corner. bay bridge also have overnight roadwork on the upper deck. san mateo though looking pretty good out between hayward and foster city. we'll have more "timesaver traffic" coming up. >> all right, elizabeth. thank you. prince harry heads to arlington national cemetery in virginia this morning to pay his respects to america's fallen soldiers. the prince kicked off his u.s. tour yesterday in washington, d.c. today harry, who has done two tours of duty in afghanistan, is expected to visit section 60 of the arlington national cemetery, where men who fought in iraq an afghanistan are buried. during the trip, the prince is also highlighting a charity dedicated to ending the use of land mines worldwide. >> my mother who believed passionately in this cause would be so proud of my association with halo. >> yesterday, the prince made a surprise visit to the white house to visit mothers and children of military families. if you have a pet, you probably heard it's a good idea
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to get a microchip. that's what one bay area family did. but when their cat disappeared, juliette goodrich says they found out the hard way that dogs and cats are not treated equally under the law. >> as days went on, we realized that somebody has probably taken him. >> reporter: getty lee is hogan family's long-time bengal cat. they thought he was gone forever after he went missing on easter. they posted flyers all over. >> 10 years old, reward, and needs medication. >> reporter: then one day, they got an unexpected phone call from a hospital in pleasanton. getty lee has been found by a good samaritan. his microchip linking him back to the hogan's. >> i received a call. he is alive and well, don't worry, mom, he is safe with us and he is on the way to the animal shelter. >> reporter: but not so fast. getty lee's owner came here to animal control looking for her
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cat. she thought the good samaritan was bringing her cat here. that never happened. the unidentified person who found getty lee left the feline hospital after he was scanned and i d'd and never turned him over to animal control. when you didn't get him back -- >> it was just like he had died again. >> reporter: according to the microchip company, the feline hospital who first scanned getty lee has no legal responsibility to keep the cat. and get this. dogs are considered property. cats are considered roaming felines. and so it becomes a gray area making it harder to prove theft even with a microchip. >> when he is chipped, if he goes to the veterinarian, they will say, i cannot work on him. he has an owner. >> reporter: the hogans said they would be willing to share getty lee. they just want to see him again. >> no questions asked. if you love an animal, you're going to do what you can to
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take care of it. >> reporter: in dublin, juliette goodrich, kpix 5. >> well, maybe they saw the report and they will get that cat back now. >> hopefully. well, they have had swimming lessons and received a big clean bill of health. now the oakland zoo's new he is additions are ready for an outing. take a look. proud mama otter introduced her pups to the public. the three males born in february weighed less than half a pound at birth. almost as big as mama. zoo staff had them off exhibit today so they could bond. looks like they are doing a good job bonding with each other, too. they're so cute. >> this is her litter. coming up, can they stay gold? the warriors return home for game 3 tonight. >> plus an america's cup practice turns deadly. the investigation into why this boat capsized. >> we're live in san francisco, where a bay area landmark goes up in flames overnight. what the owner tried to do to save his restaurant. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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be a unique challenge for c. "anne ad-libs" "anne ad-libs" "anne ad-libs" weat a bay area landmark goes up in flames. why the fire proved to be a unique challenge for crews. >> reporter: the investigation continues today after a deadly boat accident on the bay. an america's cup team in mourning right now. >> friday skies filled with fog so far even a little drizzle. but the weekend, boy, that's going to be different. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and despite some overnight roadwork still out there for the most part we're still "friday light." look at these drive times. we'll tell you more coming up. >> good morning, it's friday, may 10. i'm michelle griego. >> glad it's here. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 5:00 now. we begin with breaking news. san francisco's landmark forbes island restaurant has been badly damaged by fire.
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it sits between piers 39 and 4. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us now with more on the fire. >> reporter: fire investigators are still on scene. you can take a look right now. you can see that san francisco fire boat is just pulling out. earlier they were sifting through the rubble to figure out how this started. san francisco fire got a call around 2574 this morning. fire officials say the owner was on the island when it started around 2:54 this morning and tried to put the fire out with a garden hose. unfortunately, the flames were too much for him. firefighters say they were able to put out the fire within minutes but the biggest challenge was getting aboard the island. >> a fire boat came here and they put it out with some monitors. then they boarded the island and used hand lines to put it out. >> reporter: was anyone here when it happened?